Episode 50: Novelist Spotlight #50: This author gave up writing; now she’s a successful novelist


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In the spotlight is historical novelist Diana Giovinazzo, author of the Italy-based titles “The Woman in Red” and “Antionette’s Sister.”

We discuss:

>> Why she quit writing

>> How she came back to it

>> Using a music soundtrack to facilitate your writing sessions

>> Why aspiring novelists should NOT start with short stories

>> The stress of full-time writing

>> Writing to make sense of the world

>> Why she cannot talk about her next book project

>> Etc.

Learn more about Diana Giovinazzo here: https://dianagiovinazzo.com/

Novelist Spotlight is produced and hosted by Mike Consol, author of “Hardwood: A Novel About College Basketball and Other Games Young Men Play,” and three yet-to-be-published manuscripts, including “Family Recipes: A Novel about Italian Culture, Catholic Guilt and the Culinary Crime of the Century,” “Lolita Firestone: A Supernatural Novel,” and the short story collection “Love American Style.” Write to him at novelistspotlight@gmail.com. We hope you will subscribe and share the link with any family, friends or colleagues who might benefit from this program.

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